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Firemen save Rs 5 lakh worth property in Baina fire

Vasco: In a midnight operation, fire fighting officials managed to extinguish the blaze reported in the market complex at Baina. Fire fighters broke open the lock and rescued a kitten trapped inside the complex. Francisco Mendes, a fire official from Vasco said that they got a call from Panjim office …

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Kavlem accident: Driver held

Ponda: Ponda Police arrested 49-year-old Sandeep Naik, the truck driver from Usgao who was involved in accident reported at Kavlem. It may be recalled that on Saturday the truck collided with a van at Kavlem in which six Kavlem locals were injured wherein four of them sustained leg fractures. Sandeep …

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Transportation of liquor banned in Panjim

Panjim: The Finance Department has imposed a restriction on the transportation of liquor within the jurisdiction of Panjim from May 17-19 in view of the by-poll on Sunday. The order, however gives relaxation for the possession of alcohol. A maximum of three quart bottles of IMFL other than beer, three …

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Accountant’s absence halts activities at Baina Ravindra Bhavan

Vasco: Cultural activities and other co-curricular events have come to a standstill at Ravindra Bhavan Baina in absence on an accountant for the past four months. Many artistes and groups, who had performed at the Bhavan, are reportedly waiting to receive their payments not yet cleared in the absence of …

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MMC to issue public notice to stop polluting water bodies

Vasco: Mormugao Municipal Council is set to issue public notice urging citizens to stop polluting water bodies in the Mormugao municipal jurisdiction on the basis of order issued to the municipality by the Directorate of Municipal Administration. In a joint inspection conducted by MMC staff and health officer of the …

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Linesman injured after falling from electricity pole

Ponda: A 45-year-old linesman Gajanan Gaude, a resident of Wadi-Talavlim was seriously injured after falling from an electricity pole at Agapur. According to officials at Curti, the incident took place when Gajanan and other linesmen from electricity sub office at Kavlem had gone to Agapur to attend to a complaint. …

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Plans on paper, traffic jams on the road

It can even be quicker if there is no traffic. But for the past months, traversing this same distance is at times taking upwards of an hour, and as the queues of vehicles on either side of the bridge keep lengthening, the fury of the people stuck in the traffic …

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Digging of roads forces Ribandar residents to walk, stay indoors

Panjim: Life of Ribandar residents has been thrown of out of track over the weekend and they will continue to suffer as the main road leading to their homes has been dug up completely and traffic access suspended. The road leading to Old Goa from Ribandar via the ferry points …

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